NRA Spent $8 Million on Senators to Block Background Checks (Video)

This info-graphic by Upworthy shows how the NRA blocked the background check amendment by forking $7,800,000 to 45 senators who represent only 37% of the US population.

Mother Jones provides the list of the senators who blocked the background check amendment.

David Pakman also shows how the will of the gun lobby and corrupt senators won over landslide popular support and senate majority. Between 75% and 90% of the US population approves of new background checks. Approval in the senate was 54 to 46, but needed a 60 vote threshold to break the filibuster.

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